Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3069 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18295 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1009 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 5
Prime Numbers - 324 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 374
  • Position: #91 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2082 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #19 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #159 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 4
SQL to YAML - 34 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

  • Best score: 72
  • Best player score: 89
  • Position: #12 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirrored text - 161 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #22 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 3
Inner hyphens - 121 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #30 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 1
Scrambled numbers - 769 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #48 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 2
Manual SQL - 114 entries

Change select and insert queries to simulate inserting a new record.

  • Best score: 49
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #6 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 934 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #36 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 7
Condensed Cases - 735 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #157 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1610 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1923 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #64 / 565
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #2534 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #364 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3052 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 251 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #159 / 198
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffle and Sort - 172 entries

The values where sorted incorrectly. Get them back to how they are supposed to be

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #9 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #44 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 7
replacing each line of a block selection - 2751 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #252 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 5
Append semicolon after expressions - 930 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #92 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 3
Calculate the table totals - 107 entries

Go ahead... commit the treachery of using vim as a spreadsheet.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #17 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1902 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

SQL to YAML - 34 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

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entered into 25 challenges

contributed 2 challenges